Doing Electrical Layout Plans

Tutorials on Sketchup and PlusSpec

Moderators: Daniel, Emily

Doing Electrical Layout Plans

Postby Pembo » Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:27 am

Hi Team
Is there some guidance/advice on best options to produce Electrical Layout Plans - showing Ceiling Fans, Power Points, Switching, Smoke Detectors etc
Maybe there is a quck and easy way and also a more 3D to 2D Layout Plan Option - Demos for both would be great :)
Pembo
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:56 am

Re: Doing Electrical Layout Plans

Postby Andrew » Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:33 pm

Thanks Dave. I will make a tutorial when I get a chance. It would be best if you looked at the Tutorial model it has an example in it (See the image below)
In Short, to create an electrical layout follow these instructions:
1. Go to the component tool :component-tool:
2. Choose the first component icon ( 2 cubes)
3. Choose the second icon inside PlusSpec showing the electrical plug
4. Click the dropdown and choose an electrical item
5. In the detailed view you can change the tag/Layer name ( not recommended unless advanced user) & then click submit
6. Click in the model space inside Sketchup and place the component where desired. NOTE; you should be in the "Elect1" or "Elect 2" scene or click see all and use a section cut
7. type in your ceiling height: this will place the electrical symbol on the floor and the electrical component at the height chosen.
8. Click submit
9. Click the Elect1 Scene to view TIP (use the "all" scene in the scene creator tool :scene-gen: )
Electrical drawing plan layout drawn inside Sketchup using PlusSpec PlusDesignBuild or PlusArchitect.jpg
How to create an electrical plan for a home or electrician
Electrical drawing plan layout drawn inside Sketchup using PlusSpec PlusDesignBuild or PlusArchitect.jpg (836.39 KiB) Viewed 17971 times


Below is a screenshot of the electrical layout that is inside the free tutorial model in PlusSpec, PlusArchitec or PlusDeisgnBuild
Electrical layout inside Sketchup with PlusSpecs PlusArchitect and PlusDesignBuild.jpg
Example of an electrical layout in the PlusSpec Help section
Electrical layout inside Sketchup with PlusSpecs PlusArchitect and PlusDesignBuild.jpg (782.12 KiB) Viewed 17971 times
Andrew
 
Posts: 378
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:30 pm


Return to Tutorials

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests